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2 Wednesday December 2 nd, 2015 Aula Magna Rettorato Università degli Studi di Firenze - Piazza San Marco 15:00-15:15 Opening Luigi Dei, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dean Furio Brighenti, SINU President ALIMENTI E DIETA: INNOVARE LA TRADIZIONE Firenze 2-4 dicembre :15-18:00 Workshop Dietary Guidelines and public health: an international perspective Robert Gibson (Australia) Zhang Huanmei (Cina) Anura Kurpad (India) Laura Rossi (Italia) Joanne Slavin (USA)

3 Robert A Gibson Professor, Functional Food Science, School of Agriculture Food and Wine, University of Adelaide. Senior NHMRC Research Fellow; Fellow, Nutrition Society of Australia; Director, Foodplus Research Centre, University of Adelaide. Chief investigator, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Food for Future Australians I have been actively involved in nutrition research in cells, animals and humans for 30 years and have published extensively in this area. I have designed and conducted many randomised clinical trials involving nutrition interventions in the perinatal period. The trials were designed to test the effects of interventions with iron, selenium, probiotics, nucleotides and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on infant biochemistry, growth, physiology and developmental outcome. Two RCTs have been published in JAMA DINO: a National DHA-dose response study on mental development in 650 preterm infants and DOMInO: a National DHA in pregnancy study on postnatal depression and child development in approximately 2200 women/infants. I am a biochemist/nutritionist who has published over 250 peer reviewed papers in a variety of paediatric, nutrition and biochemical journals. My work has been cited over 3,000 times in scholarly journals (over 150 citations per year since 2000). Average citation per item is 24 with an h-index of 36. I was awarded Nutrition Society of Australia, Research Medal in 2003 and made a Fellow of that Society in In 2012 I was awarded the Alexander Leaf Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. I act as honorary nutrition advisor a variety of food companies in Australia and the Region. My group conducted systematic reviews for the NHMRC Australian Dietary Guidelines working group. 1

4 Huanmei Zhang, Ph.D Secretary of the Expert Review Committee of Revising Chinese Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (2015) Program Dr. Zhang has worked in R & D part of healthy food industry in China from and in Sweden from covering soybean-based, cereal-based, or dairy-based foods. She has her Ph.D education in Biomedical Nutrition from LTH Faculty in Lund University of Sweden in She had worked with different research methodologies to carry out studies including chemical analysis method, sensory method, animal models and human intervention. Since 2014 Mar, Zhang started her research career in Public Health direction at Food and Nutrition Assessment Laboratory at the Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese CDC. Thereafter, she has been involved in the Chinese Food-based Dietary Guidelines revising program as an Executive and Academic Secretary for the Expert Review Committee, responsible for coordinating, organizing meetings, workshops and hearings, maintaining website for Chinese FBDG, summarizing and reporting, etc. The Chinese FBDG program was launched in Feb 2014 and to be completed by Feb Dr. Zhang has her research interests in applied nutrition about foods and human. Contact: Tel: Mobile: Add: Rm 1602, Unit 5, Building A, Fenghua Haojing Square No. 6 Guang an Men Nei Street Xicheng District, Beijing 2

5 Experience ANURA V KURPAD Education , Ph.D. Nutrition Bangalore University, India , D.N.B. Physiology National Medical Boards, New Delhi, India , M.D. Physiology Bangalore University, India , Medicine Bangalore University, India 1. Professor of Physiology St. John s Medical College till date Karnataka, India 2. Professor and Head, Division of Nutrition St. John s Research Institute till date Karnataka, India 3. Head, IAEA Collaborating Centre St. John s Medical College till date Karnataka, India 4. President Nutrition Society of India till date New Delhi, India 5. Adjunct Professor of Medicine University of Minnesota School of Medicine till date Minnesota, USA 6. Dean St. John s Research Institute Karnataka, India 7. Associate Professor of Physiology St. John s Medical College Karnataka, India 8. Assistant Professor of Physiology St. John s Medical College Karnataka, India President, Nutrition Society of India; Head, IAEA Collaborating Centre for Stable Isotope Technologies in Nutrition, India; Chair, International Nutrition Foundation Protein Advisory Group; Chair, Expert Committee on Obesity, ICMR 3

6 Laura Rossi, Ph.D. Research activities Large experiences in public health nutrition activities in developing and developed countries. Evaluation of nutritional status in individuals and populations, particularly in developing countries: field studies using anthropometric and biochemical techniques; evaluation of risk groups of the population; use of nutrition indicators in the evaluation of development projects; design of nutritional surveillance systems; trials with micronutrient enriched foods. Studies on development and validation of biochemical markers of skeletal metabolism, aimed at the study of environmental factors that allow to optimise the size and quality of bone during childhood and adulthood in order to prevent osteoporosis. Extensive institutional activities for public health nutrition consensus document preparation. Member of the Management Editorial Board of the commission for revision of Italian Recommended Intake of Energy and Nutrient (LARN) and Co-coordinator of the Editorial Board of the commission for revision of National Food Based Dietary Guidelines. Italian Focal point (FAO) for preparation of INC+21 (International Conference on Nutrition 21 years later) with official Ministry of Agriculture assignment. Coordination of complex project. Management, scientific and administrative, of complex national projects aimed to promote public health nutrition good practices. In particular project on nutrition education were followed up on the general population and on selected age groups, in particular school-age children. In these projects the communication with partners and donor was managed. Project Management, scientific and administrative, of research projects (national and international). Participation to several national and international research projects. Member of Italian governmental committees on nutrition policies and scientific societies. Several publications: peer reviewed papers, books, book chapters, technical reports. Consultant for UN organisazions bodies (FAO, WHO, UNICEF), EU, Italian Cooperation, and international NGOs (ACF, CISP, CORDAID) for nutritional programmes in low and medium income countries (LMICs). Intense bibliographical activity in term of peer reviews papers, consensus documents and technical reports. 4

7 Joanne L. Slavin, PhD, RD Joanne is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and teaches Advanced Human Nutrition. With the help of current and former graduate students (n=65), she has authored more than 250 scientific articles on dietary fiber, carbohydrates, whole grains, protein, and the role of diet in disease prevention. Joanne was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) She is a Science Communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and a member of numerous scientific societies, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Dr. Slavin has given more than 350 scientific presentations around the world Dr. Slavin grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin which she still owns with her 2 sisters She has BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Food Science and Nutrition 1334 Eckles Avenue St. Paul, MN (612) phone - 5

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